Today’s Workout: Elite Forces

If you’re a somewhat regular reader of the blog, you know that I like my at-home workouts.  They’re great when I only have 45-60 minutes to workout and don’t have time to get to the gym.

This workout was another one of my Netflix finds – Elite Forces Fat Burning Workout by Gilad is a 52 minute workout that includes a warm-up, cardio, toning, and cool-down. You do need at least 1 set of medium weight dumb-bells.  The exact workout includes:

Warmup:  8 minutes
Cardio:  32 minutes
Toning:  7 minutes
Cool-Down:  2 minutes

The cardio has you jumping around with lots of jumping jacks, plyometrics, jump-rope moves, and boxing punches.  I didn’t have high-hopes for this workout but let me tell you – my arms and shoulders were so sore the morning after.  And I broke a sweat.

The workout DVD was filmed on location in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – the crew is working out on an aircraft carrier.  There is a bit of a cheese factor with the DVD but if you can get past that, you’ll get a great heart-pumping workout.

Gilad is hard core–he was a record holding decathlon athlete in Israel and a fitness officer in the military. Later, as an Olympic hopeful in 1980, he trained and competed alongside some of the best athletes in the world. He has released countless DVDs and is a good go-to for abs and toning.

Do you have a favorite workout DVD?

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